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Old 07-21-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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jacks broken off

I backed into my Lance camper while it was on the ground and both rear jacks pulled out of the camper. It probably looks worse than it is on the camper and the jacks are not bent. The Lance factory said it happens fairly often. Has anyone had this repaired and what do i look for when looking for a Lance dealer to fix it? There is a dealer in Fort Worth, Tx. 2 1/2 inch lag screws pulled out and shredded the plywood, pulled through sheet metal, and broke the fiberglass skin a couple of inches outside what the jacks would cover.

2003 Ford F350 4X4 diesel drw cc; 2000 Lance 810 truck camper; hardly notice its back there. 2003 Jayco RKS 33, yes it is back there.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:05 PM   #2
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I replaced all four jacks on an older slide-in. The lags had pulled out of the plywood. It was an extemely difficult job. One that I will never try on my own again. I had to remove the siding, rebuild the interior wood, mount metal sheets (3/8") and replace the insulation.

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Old 08-03-2011, 10:05 AM   #3
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The Lance factory said it happens fairly often.
You are kidding, right???

From the Lance factory and on the Lance Owners Forum:

Just talked to Lance Campers on the phone, had to find out about that. They deny that. But they did say how they add the attachment at the bottom next to the bumper as so many people hit pretty hard while putting their camper on.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:07 PM   #4
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Gary, I am in no way critical of Lance manufacture in my accident and I used the camper for 11 years without incident. Common sense would say if you mount a 2,500 pound object up on four post and you push hard enough something is going to break. Lance simply acknowledged that people have backed into campers before, being kind to say I was not the only one. I like my Lance and I am going to fix it.
2003 Ford F350 4X4 diesel drw cc; 2000 Lance 810 truck camper; hardly notice its back there. 2003 Jayco RKS 33, yes it is back there.
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